The 2014 National Amateur Championship was run at the beautiful Pyramid State Park near Pinckneyville, IL commencing December 1. Tremendous thanks to President/Chairman George Reichert (with much assistance from his wife Arlene), Field Trial Chairman Pat Hempel, and Secretary Jan Johnson for a well run event. Ralph Botti and Alice Stewart judged the trial.
Congratulations to Danelle Oliver and 2014 NAFC Ferndelle's Flying Cloud of HCR MH AJP AXP ("Acey", 2X NAFC Beggarbush Clipper x HCK Ivey's Joyous Chaser MH), owned by Danelle and Lawrence Oliver, bred by Mark Nix. Danelle and Acey also received the Don Cande award for the best looking female dog in the competition.
ESSFTA members also placed second (Bill Cosgrove with FC AFC Ivanhoe's Mr. Tuxedo) and fourth (John Hall with FC AFC Apple Creek's Miss Liberty), as well as earning a Certificate of Merit (Skip Smith with AFC Sunrise Zach of Farview). Congratulations, gentlemen.
For full information and coverage of the event (thanks, Mary Kemper!), visit ESSFT.com.